We never know to what, where, or whom an event will lead us.
For Alvin Valentine, it was a chance to fight for something other than his life. For Adam Friedman, it was a chance to face down a monster that had tormented him since childhood—fear.
Nick Jurczak refutes the claims that John Stewart and other New Yorkers have made about Deep Dish pizza, reiterating why Chicago is #1 in terms of pizza.
Years in the making, Parents Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson show that the missing piece in education reform is parental engagement.
What is more important when picking a favorite sports team: tradition or location? Larry Bernstein shares losing, love, and baseball with his 9-year-old son.
It has been a year since Hurricane Sandy. Ariel Chesler looks back on the storm and the birth of his daughter.
What artists/writers/performers grasped you at a young age and carried you on towards becoming the person you are now?
Ariel Chesler explains the importance of growing up where your back yard is connected to your neighbor’s yard, and your front stoop was mere feet from your neighbor’s.
A high school football team in Portville, New York, has voted to cancel the remainder of its season after the death of one of their teammates following a helmet-to-helmet collision during a game earlier this month.
A 2007 federal court order required New York to provide inmates with “serious” mental illness more treatment while in solitary. And a follow-up law enacted in 2011 all but bans such inmates from being put there altogether.
In the broadest legal decision on the New York Police Department’s stop and frisk program yet, a federal judge ruled on Monday that the program is unconstitutional and violates the Fourth Amendment and 14th Amendment.
I’ve made a mess of relationships because I was so busy trying to protect women from aggression that I completely overlooked the one thing they were dying for from me.
After realizing I was using women to fill an internal void, I gave them up completely and discovered three surprises about myself.
Salon.com thinks that millenials may need to beta-test marriage. Jean Fitzpatrick thinks couples can make the marriage they want.
Clifford Hall received a suspended sentence and is currently on probation after a clerical error put him way behind on child support payments.
Jordan Gray wants to challenge the way you think about romance in long-term relationships, while giving you some simple, actionable tips.
A Gen Y writer says that his generation is more than selfies and Snapchat. They are capable of adult love.
One successful entrepreneur reflects on his last conversations with his father, who died unexpectedly at 54, and vows not to live a life of regrets.
Al Watts, the president of National At-Home Dad Network, explains what dads can expect (and not expect) to find at the year’s Annual At-Home Dads Convention.
U.S. Marine Jonathan Buzin is emerging from a suicidal depression. He’s learned that forced positivity only makes things worse. Pain demands to be felt.
The myth of “American Opportunity” versus the reality of extreme economic imbalance in the USA.
What happens when a baby’s dad shaves his beard for the first time? (video)
Why did two of the GOP’s most hysterical right wingers just contradict themselves?
Charles Orlando calls out the folks who say that some guys are just born cheaters who can’t help themselves.
Thomas Fiffer shares a single, simple pitfall that happy people avoid.
Bob Marrow could not talk about his son’s death for 25 years.